View Full Version : Not all US shooters are power mad....
06-05-2006, 02:32 AM
...but the ones that are sure are vocal.
Rebuilding a collection, avoiding the errors of the past as best I can. After some refelction, realized that the most used guns were all in the 6-12 FPE+ class. The PCPs were used a lot less often that I had thought they would be; can adjust most of them down to a sane limit and get a lot of shots, but are still a bit loud.
Perhaps it's the lack of firearms restrictions....if I can't get it done with 12FPE+, then I'll break out a .22RF. Came to the conclusion that anything suited for airgun hunting can be done with "normal" power.
So just a little essay from a "yank" (please don't use that term...it's offensive to the Southern US states) who can use whatever airgun he pleases...and that it pleases to avoid the hot-shots.
Yep..it's dyslexia...feel free to mentally correct.
06-05-2006, 12:18 PM
Ok, yankee boy.
06-05-2006, 01:01 PM
06-05-2006, 01:07 PM
Yay! Screw the yanks with their no power restriction laws, while i need a licence if i want an airgun over 1ft/lb:eek: :eek: :eek:
06-05-2006, 01:31 PM
This shouldn't really be in the Airgun Reviews section, because its not a review of an airgun.
Regarding Brits' use of the word 'yank', its actually generally meant as a term of affection, believe it or not :eek: . We are called 'Poms' by the Aussies and Kiwis and 'Limies' by the Americans. Am I offended by this - why would I be? It is amusing and life's too bloody short to beat about the bush, so don't be too offended :rolleyes: .
Oh, and welcome :)
06-05-2006, 02:06 PM
Just like a yank to ignore the rules....moderators to feel free to deleate or move the thread.
Did get a new IZH 46M, but haven't fully wrung it out yet. Can offer a bit of advice to anyother new owner.
1. The Russians still evidently have more time than technology. The grips are given their final fit up by way of small slivers of wood glued on to take out any small movement. Much better to dissasssemble the grips and glass bed them in place one at a time(PLEASE remember your release compound!). Let the one grip fully cure before attempting the other grip. The grip is well stressed when charging the pistol (not that much effort, but by design that long pistol puts a lot of leverage on the grip), and those little slivers of wood just arent up to the task of keeping the grip immobile.
2. Clean the barrel right out of the box. Clean it every 20 or 40 shots while breaking the gun in. Perhaps the extra grease if from a fear of rusting during transit; will cough up a good amount of "snot" for the first 100 rounds or so.
3. Barrel is sensitive to pellet head size. Expect a tight barrel and a bit of hunt for pellets. The loading room is pretty tight for chubby fingers and the tighter the pellet head's fit, the more chance of mangling one.
Arthur John Smithsplease
06-05-2006, 03:05 PM
Hello and welcome Ribbonstone.
Thanks for the short review.
I agree with you about power and airguns. 12ft lbs will do the job at sensible ranges, and for anything else use a firearm.
Hope you soon get back to normal after Katrina.
As the man said, Americans are pretty popular on the board, and Yank is not a term of abuse.
06-05-2006, 06:12 PM
I think what he's trying to say is that here in the USA "Yanks" are those Americans who did not belong to the Confederate (Southern) States, therefore to call a Southerner a Yank is not always correct or appreciated. We Brits generally refer to all Americans as Yanks and don't make the distinction.
Anyway, having said that, if the Confederate Staes had won then maybe it would be different. Maybe something like this http://www.csathemovie.com/
Watch the trailer...:D
06-05-2006, 06:24 PM
You stick with your sub 12ftlb and I'll stick with my FAC air-rifles.
There are place's which are not suited for rim-fire and 12ftlb is not capable to dispatch quarry at longer range's.
06-05-2006, 07:05 PM
Do many airfles manufactured in England make it to your neck of the woods ..I'm told they are some of the best in the world ........I'm talking about Theoben ,Daystate and Air Arms for example .
If so what is the general opinion of them ?
06-05-2006, 09:23 PM
Well personally hate the term 'Brits'.
I am British or preferably, English thankyou !
06-05-2006, 09:36 PM
For twhat it's worth, before the floods of Katrina, kept a few Webley rifles...an old Osprey I liked a lot, Vulcan, and a 1970's era BSA Meteor. Add in an Old Webly "Senior" and "Junior" on the pistol side. The rest of the Springers were mostly HW's, with a sprinkling of US made pneumatics and two Career 707's for the PCP. Still have a Hamerli "Master" CO2 that made it out of the floods alive simply by my being too lazy to have taken it out of the suitcase I loaded up to evacuate.
Generally, with internet sales, have no problem finding somone who has what I want for sale....in fact, am replacing the two Webly handguns from local sourses.
Are right about the 'yank' comment. Southern folks are generaly intolerant of the name...actually, a contraction...will ususally write 'yankee to show the contraction of "damyankee"..all my life I heard it as one word.
The IZH 46M behaved well today...about 300rounds into it's break-in. Was shooting at longer distance (25yards) and having a great tme shooting empty co2 cylinders and bottle caps in a non-formal bench session. Off hand, the limiting factor is still the shooter rather than the pistol.
So to continue the review:
4. the trigger doesn't seem to wear in...is fine as adjusted, and evidently the parts are made of hard enough steel that it doesn't quickly change settings. This is good, as some air pistols will wear quickly to a rolling release.
5. Shows a definate prefenernce for H&N wad cutters..which happen to load rather easily (correct head diameter).
13-05-2006, 02:57 PM
The word 'Yank' comes frowm the word yankee, the word yankee comes from when the english found america, the native americans could not pronounce the word 'english' they said it more like 'yengee', and that has gradually become yankee. Josh :)
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